CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Some good news for drivers and people who work in downtown Charlottesville, you don't have to pay the meter anymore.

Tuesday night, Charlottesville City Council unanimously voted to suspend the parking meter program after hearing from downtown business owners that paid street parking is hurting business.

The city installed the temporary meters back in September with the program scheduled to run until March 5. 

The city will re-evaluate the meters in one year.